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Another Wing Clipped: Peacock to the IL

Another man down to the 10-day IL with “Discomfort”

Pittsburgh Pirates v Houston Astros Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

Discomfort -

(adjective) - /disˈkəmfərt/

  1. What the Astros describe every injury from a paper-cut to a player being in a coma.

In a tough stretch of games, the last bit of news the Astros needed was Brad Peacock being sent to the IL, apparently having dealt with pain for a while now.

Peacock returned to the rotation this year after bouncing between the Bullpen and the Starting Rotation over the past few years. His 6-6, 4.13 ERA may not be inspiring but there has been bouts of greatness mixed with some rough starts.

The Astros have not made a decision (or at least announced) who will be filling his slot, as the Astros plan work to hobble there way to the All-Star game for a well deserved break from the action. Guadan has been called up to fill some innings but the best guess is that he will not be filling in for Peacock in the rotation. Could this be the return of Josh James to the rotation?

In his last four starts, since June 11th, his record is 0-3, with a 7.02 ERA. Prior to that his ERA was at 3.20.

Let’s hope we get back to seeing Peacock dominating right after the All-Star break!